RM Partners founders join Link Legal

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Link Legal India Law Services is unlikely to have another merger within the next six months after the founders of RM Legal joined the firm as partners along with their entire team.

“Another merger is not on the horizon immediately,” co-managing partner Nusrat Hassan told India Business Law Journal. “We have expanded considerably in last two years, we are now looking to consolidate for the next year or so. Having said that, if an excellent opportunity presents itself, we would definitely consider.”

Nikhil Rodrigues and Jyoti Maheshwari founded RM Partners in 2012 and have joined Link Legal at its Mumbai office.

Nikhil Rodrigues, Jyoti Maheshwari

“With the economy picking up and lots of avenues to tap, we were considering to expand our horizons,” said Maheshwari. “We knew the partners at Link Legal and saw the potential growth of the firm and hence decided to merge our synergies. Link Legal has a very robust practice in M&A, infrastructure and dispute resolution space, which were also practice areas of RM Partners. Our expertise in infrastructure and dispute resolution will further strengthen the Mumbai office of Link Legal.”

Rodrigues has more than 14 years of experience and specializes in litigation and real estate, while Maheshwari brings 15 years of experience in M&A, private equity and general corporate and commercial matters. Prior to RM Partners, Rodrigues and Maheshwari worked together at Kochhar & Co.

Some of the notable work of RM Partners involved in assisting film production companies in securing John Doe orders for intellectual property rights violations. RM Partners advised solar power company Omega Polarity on matters such as private equity investments and entering into engineering, procurement and construction contracts; advised healthcare company Midmark India with their acquisition; and advised a Kuwaiti real estate company on establishing an Indian subsidiary.

The size of Link Legal after the merger is 35 partners with 155 lawyers.